Panasonic has officially launched its P31 smartphone, priced at Rs. 11,990, and will be available in the last week of March. The company had teased the smartphone in a couple of images at the end of February 2014.
The dual-SIM supporting handset (Micro-SIM card only) runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. The Panasonic P31 features a 5-inch FWVGA (480x854 pixel) display with 'ultra oleophobic' coating. The device is also powered by an unspecified 1.3GHz quad-core CPU, and an unknown amount of RAM. The P31 is equipped with an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash support, along with a VGA front-facing camera. The rear camera is also capable of recording full-HD (1080p) videos.
The Panasonic P31 smartphone bears 4GB of inbuilt storage, which is expandable up to 32GB via microSD card. The connectivity options housed in the mid-range handset include 3G, FM radio, A-GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Hotspot and Bluetooth 4.0. The P31 is backed by a 2000mAh battery that is rated up to 13 hours of 2G talk time and 9 hours of 3G talk time.
Panasonic, in its P31 handset, has also introduced 'Play Life' features, which enable the smartphone to "understands gestures, organizes users music library, let's one multi-task while watching videos, switches the smartphone modes to ensure that one never runs out of battery& many more."
The firm has also introduced its 'Heat-Sink' design, which regulates the smartphone's temperature via "controlled heat dissipation." The Panasonic P31 will be available in Bluish Black and Pure White colour variants.